Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called Michigan anti-shutdown protesters “domestic terrorists” for practicing their Second Amendment right to be armed.
In a Friday tweet, the former First Lady linked to a Newsweek article about the protesters and said that “it cannot be tolerated.”
“Armed men storming a legislature to disrupt its democratic proceedings is domestic terrorism. It cannot be tolerated,” Clinton wrote.
Armed men storming a legislature to disrupt its democratic proceedings is domestic terrorism. It cannot be tolerated.https://t.co/NcCFgA5COE
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2020
The article Clinton linked to was about how Michigan closed their capitol building and cancelled a legislative session after Governor Gretchen Whitmer claimed to receive death threats online.
The threats were allegedly made in a Facebook group for a “Judgement Day” protest at the capitol in protest of the governor’s strict stay-at-home orders. Posts in the group reportedly referred to her as a “Nazi,” “Spawn of the Devil,” “Soros puppet,” and “baby killer tyrant.”
Obviously, the online threats could have came from anyone, but they heavily implied it was connected to the protesters.
Approximately 200 people attended the protest on Thursday, even though it was raining.
Authorities have described previous protests as predominantly peaceful, the Hill reports.
President Donald Trump has previously voiced indirect support for the Michigan protests, tweeting in April “LIBERATE MICHIGAN.” There was a protest at the capitol the following day.